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The coming fortnight … By Suzanne Shelton JANUARY GRAB BAG GRAPHICS Dallas Museum of Fine Arts exhibits contemporary graphics, including print series and suites by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns and Albers; also exhibition from Smith College Museum of Art, with paintings by European expressionists, contemporary artists, French impressionists; through Jan. 16, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. CRAFTS Weavings and wall hangings from Leslie Voiers Exhibition on display at Austin’s charming old stone gallery; through Jan. 20, Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44, Austin. CURRENT AMERICANA Contemporary drawings from 24th American Drawing Biennial held at Norfolk Museum; through Jan. 9, Moody Hall, St. Edward’s University, Austin. VACATION ART Michael Frary, art professor at University of Texas, spent summer of ’71 in Europe and came up with this collection of works; through Jan. 5, Parkcrest Gallery, 5408 Parkcrest, Austin. PETTIBONE Paintings by Richard Pettibone, including a wierdie entitled “Six Most Wanted Men, I Can See the Whole Room, Charlotte Tokayer & a Large Stella Circle Variation Whose Title I Don’t Know”; through Jan. 1, Contract Graphics, 5116 Morningside, Houston. ILLUMINATING If you have no idea what “Inverse Illusionism” is, this should be illuminating; painters included in this exhibit are Kozo Mio, Shozo Nagano, Alvin Loving, others; through Jan. 8, Witte Confluence Museum, San Antonio. DECEMBER 31 ROMAN REVELRY “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” stars that old Rom4n himself, Mauricio Bustamante, in a Bill McHale production, staged and directed by Bud Franks; through Jan. 9, Windmill Dinner Theatre, Houston. HOUSTON POPS Spend New Year’s Eve with Arthur! Arthur Fiedler of Boston Pops renown takes on the Houston Symphony Orchestra, conducting, with John Drath at the piano; 8 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. JANUARY 2 CONCERT This post-holiday season is a big month for music; hear Franklin Washburn, violinist, and Dorothy Washburn, pianist, entertain in Sunday Concert Series; 4 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, Fair Park, Dallas. JANUARY 6 CELLIST Ralph Kirshbaum, cello soloist, plays with Dallas Symphony Orchestra; also Jan. 8, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist, Dallas. JANUARY 8 PIANISTS Robert and Gaby Casadesus team for piano duo in Houston Civic Music concert, Jones Hall, Houston; also Jan. 10, McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. JANUARY 9 ANOTHER PIANIST Sharri Jones adds her talents to holiday series of piano concerts, playing in Mueum of Fine Arts Auditorium, Fair Park, Dallas. JANUARY 10 ONE-NIGHT STAND Alley Theatre presents one-night-only performance of “My Sweet Charlie,” drama of black and white acceptance written by David Westheimer, former writer for Houston Post; 8 p.m., Alley Theatre, Houston. JANUARY 11 SYMPHONY Victor Alessandro guest-conducts Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with pianist Barry Snyder; Center Theatre, Fort Worth. JANUARY 13 ENCORE Dallas Symphony Orchestra imports pianist Gary Graffman with Anshel Brusilow conducting; also Jan. 15, McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. Teaching the conquest Cortes burned his ships at the coast so no man could run, and gods gathered their things and crossed the white beach into the forests. And I tell you that, wanting myself to know what dead sail has fallen black into the sea, what path weaves deep beyond. Monty Jones Arlington Co. Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices THE TEXAS OBSERVER Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Lee Clark, Sue Horn Estes, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Harris Green, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Melinger, Robert L. 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